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Resources by Topic: Injuries

Trauma Training Initiative Teaches Rural Laypeople how to “Stop the Bleed”
Features the Stop the Bleed initiative, which trains community members to help control blood loss while waiting for medical help. Highlights training provided in rural North Dakota and Nebraska.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 Emergency Department Summary Tables
Provides data on ambulatory care emergency department (ED) hospital visits. Table 1 provides metropolitan/nonmetropolitan ED visit data based on hospital location, Table 2 includes metro/nonmetro ED visit data by location of patient residence, and Table 15 has metro/nonmetro injury visit data based on hospital location.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Differences Between Rural and Urban Areas in Mortality Rates for the Leading Causes of Infant Death: United States, 2013–2015
Examines mortality rates for the five leading causes of infant, neonatal, and postneonatal death for rural, small and medium urban, and large urban counties, based on location of the mother's residence. Causes examined are congenital malformations, low birthweight, sudden infant death syndrome, maternal complications, and unintentional injuries.
Additional links: Questions for the Author, NCHStats blog
Author(s): Danielle M. Ely, Donna L. Hoyert
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Rapid Review of Rural Health Research: Resources for the Five Leading Causes of Death
Prepared to accompany the December 12-13, 2017 workshop What Works for Rural: From Research to Reality. Compiles research and resources gathered online from October 2013 to December 2017 on the topics of cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, heart disease, stroke, and unintentional injury, which includes a subsection on drug overdoses and opioids.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Georgia Health Policy Center, National Network of Public Health Institutes
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Unintentional Firearm Injuries Remain Prevalent Over a 12 Year Experience at a Rural Midwestern Level 1 Trauma Center
Examines the variety of firearm injuries seen at a rural Iowa level 1 trauma center to provide an awareness of the prevalence, mechanism used in the injury, and variation in seasonal occurrence. Data identifying patients with a firearm injury was obtained from a trauma registry for the years 2002 to 2014. Goal was to distinguish the characteristics of preventable firearm injuries in rural environments to improve firearm education and influence public policy.
Author(s): Brian Guetschow, Michele Lilienthal, Michael Willey
Citation: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal, 38, 45-52
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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Defining Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Readmission Rates and Reasons in a Rural State
Analyzes Arkansas's statewide trauma system data to determine readmission rates for rural adults who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Includes statistics on patient demographics, and comparative statistics for patients readmitted with those not readmitted.
Author(s): James Gardner, Kevin W Sexton, John Taylor, et al.
Citation: Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open, 3, e000186
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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Childhood Agricultural Injuries in the U.S.
Fact sheet compares the rates of fatal childhood agricultural injuries with those of other industries. Discusses nonfatal childhood agricultural injuries, as well.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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Child Labor in Agriculture
Addresses issues related to unaccompanied minors who are hired to do farm work and children of adult farmworkers who work alongside their parents. Covers farmwork injuries to children, hours worked, and laws related to child labor and agricultural work.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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The State of Health in New Mexico 2018
Describes the health status for the population of New Mexico in rural and urban areas. Provides statistics on multiple health indicators, such as socioeconomic status, maternal and child health, chronic disease, substance use, injury, among others.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Alaska Facts and Figures: Alaska Resident Violent Death and Unintentional Injury - Specific Causes by Year (2012-2016)
Provides statistics describing cause of death and specific cause of death for Alaska residents, including violent deaths and unintentional injuries, from 2012 to 2016 by year, gender, race, age group, and public health region. Includes statistics on mortality and years of potential life lost.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Division of Public Health
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